More Jokers: Oscar's 2020 shortlist out - labelled 'snub affair'


Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced Monday morning in what has been labelled a 'snub affair'.


The male dominated shortlist, sees dark comic drama "Joker" lead with 11 nominations.

The comic book villain origin story is up for best picture, best director and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix, plus eight other awards.


The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood follow with 10 nominations each.

Nineteen of the 20 acting nominees this year are white - the highest number since the #OscarsSoWhite outcries of 2015 and 2016, when there was a total 'whitewash'.


The Oscar nominations come a week after the Baftas announced an all-white line-up of acting nominations and received criticism, with the public branding it #Baftassowhite.

British actress Cynthia Erivo, who failed to make the Bafta's cut is nominated for best actress for her role in a biopic of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. If she wins, she will become only the second black best actress winner - after Halle Berry in 2002.

The movies that received Oscar nominations for best picture this year brought in more than $700 million (£538 million) at the local box office leading up to Monday’s announcement, a figure that fell short of last year’s total.


Seven of the nine films that were nominated for the top prize, which include “Joker” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” have earned a combined $747.2 million locally and a total of $1.98 billion globally, according to data from Comscore.


Greta Ferwig snubbed again

Weeks after fearing that male award season voters were overlooking them, the creators of Little Women have been nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture.However, Greta Gerwig,who was nominated for best director in 2018 for Lady Bird, did not make the cut again with Little Women.


Only five women have ever been nominated for the best director Oscar, and only one has won in the Oscars’ 92-year history: Kathryn Bigelow in 2010 for The Hurt Locker. The Golden Globes, held just over a week ago, also came under fire for their lack of diversity, with no women nominated for best director either.


Actress Issa Rae pointedly offered "congratulations to those men" as she revealed the nominations alongside actor John Cho on Monday.


The 92nd Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 9 February.

This year's ceremony, like last year's, will not have an overall host and a number of celebrity guests will introduce each category.


Here is is the shortlist:

Best actor

  • Antonio Banderas - Pain and Glory

  • Leonardo DiCaprio - Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

  • Adam Driver - Marriage Story

  • Joaquin Phoenix - Joker

  • Jonathan Pryce - The Two Popes


Best actress

  • Cynthia Erivo - Harriet

  • Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story

  • Saoirse Ronan - Little Women

  • Charlize Theron - Bombshell

  • Renee Zellweger – Judy


Best director

  • The Irishman - Martin Scorsese

  • Joker - Todd Phillips

  • 1917 - Sam Mendes

  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood - Quentin Tarantino

  • Parasite - Bong Joon-ho


Best supporting actor

  • Tom Hanks - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

  • Anthony Hopkins - The Two Popes

  • Al Pacino - The Irishman

  • Joe Pesci - The Irishman

  • Brad Pitt - Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood


Best supporting actress

  • Kathy Bates - Richard Jewell

  • Laura Dern - Marriage Story

  • Scarlett Johansson - Jojo Rabbit

  • Florence Pugh - Little Women

  • Margot Robbie – Bombshell


Best adapted screenplay

  • The Irishman

  • Jojo Rabbit

  • Joker

  • Little Women

  • The Two Popes


Best original screenplay

  • Knives Out

  • Marriage Story

  • 1917

  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

  • Parasite


Best animated feature

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

  • I Lost My Body

  • Klaus

  • Missing Link

  • Toy Story 4


Best cinematography

The Irishman

Joker

The Lighthouse

1917

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood


Best costume design

  • The Irishman

  • Jojo Rabbit

  • Joker

  • Little Women

  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood


Best documentary feature

  • American Factory

  • The Cave

  • The Edge of Democracy

  • For Sama

  • Honeyland


Best editing

  • Ford v Ferrari

  • The Irishman

  • Jojo Rabbit

  • Joker

  • Parasite


Best international feature film

  • Corpus Christi - Poland

  • Honeyland - North Macedonia

  • Les Miserables - France

  • Pain and Glory - Spain

  • Parasite - South Korea


Best make-up and hairstyling

  • Bombshell

  • Joker

  • Judy

  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

  • 1917

  • has six nominations in total


Best original score

  • Joker

  • Little Women

  • Marriage Story

  • 1917

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Best original song

  • I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away - Toy Story 4

  • (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again - Rocketman

  • I'm Standing With You - Breakthrough

  • Into the Unknown - Frozen 2

  • Stand Up – Harriet


Best production design

  • The Irishman

  • Jojo Rabbit

  • 1917

  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

  • Parasite


Best sound editing

  • Ford v Ferrari

  • Joker

  • 1917

  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Best sound mixing

  • Ad Astra

  • Ford v Ferrari

  • Joker

  • 1917

  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood


Best visual effects

  • Avengers: Endgame

  • The Irishman

  • The Lion King

  • 1917

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker of Star Wars


Best animated short

  • Dcera (Daughter)

  • Hair Love

  • Kitbull

  • Memorable

  • Sister


Best documentary short

  • In the Absence

  • Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)

  • Life Overtakes Me

  • St Louis Superman

  • Walk Run Cha-Cha


Best live action short

  • Brotherhood

  • Nefta Football Club

  • The Neighbors' Window

  • Saria

  • A Sister

Best picture

  • Ford v Ferrari

  • The Irishman

  • Jojo Rabbit

  • Joker

  • Little Women

  • Marriage Story

  • 1917

  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

  • Parasite


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